Bob has been a life-long collector beginning at age seven in 1950. He has fond memories as a teenager of attending FIPEX, as well as many ASDA shows at the 71st Infantry Regiment Armory in New York and numerous visits to Nassau Street. While attending graduate school at Columbia University, he worked at Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries and assisted in writing up the Lilly, Neinken and Katherine Matthies collections for auction. Following graduation from law school, he pursued a successful 40-year career as an attorney while always remaining an active collector and a supporter of organized philately.
Bob is a member of the American Philatelic Society, The Collectors Club, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, the United States Stamp Society and the New Jersey Postal History Society. He currently serves as the President of the New Jersey Postal History Society and as co-editor of its award winning quarterly journal, NJPH, to which he has contributed many articles. He has served for over a dozen years as Chair of NOJEX, the annual WSP show and as a member the Council of Philatelists for the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington. He has been a member of The Philatelic Foundation’s Board for nearly 18 years and served as its secretary and vice-chair before his election as Chair in 2012. For over the last 35 years, he has collected New Jersey stampless covers. His exhibit has won four Grand Awards in Word Series competition and was awarded a gold medal at NY2016.